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post #21 of 45
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Originally Posted by LisaSedai View Post
I like the IDEA of cloth diapering but how do you get over the "ugh, that is totally gross factor?"
This is essentially where I'm at. That, plus I have chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, so that plus a newborn doesn't make me think I'm gonna want one more chore, yk?


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Originally Posted by bjorker View Post
I'm trying really hard not to buy anything right now, but if I see any good deals, especially on dipes, I probably won't be able to control myself.
I've had multiple friends tell me they can give me their dipes and clothes and things, so I should really wait to see what I actually need, especially because we are on MAJOR budget.

I wouldn't have had this problem if I had saved dd's dipes (and clothes), but I gave them all away because at the time I didn't plan on having any more kids. Doh.
I've had a couple people offer me their stashes, so if I do get any, I'll pass them on to you.
post #22 of 45
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Originally Posted by MuslimMama View Post
not buying anything yet. we have gone back and forth with DS cloth and disposable. Both DH and I WANT to be committed cloth diaper-ers, but every time DS has a nasty poop, we are like "oh thank God he was in a disposable!" bad attitude I know. I am trying to change my attitude and maybe do better with this next one!

I totally feel you!! When DH & I were going back & forth with DS in cloth/sposies, we felt the same way!! Since then I've done enough research about the "hazards" of disposies that I've decided to commit to cloth from the beginning this time.

After I posted this last night I did go to the CD board and GMD and other links, and I ALMOST bought a newborn "Kit", but I stopped myself before it was too late! I realized that since this is baby #2 & we don't need very much in the way of "stuff", I should probably wait & let grandparents contribute by buying diapers & accessories. After all, we already have the ONLY grandbaby on either side, and this will be just the second grandbaby with no others on the horizon. And since I know my in-laws, they will just buy junk if I don't give them something constructive to spend their money on.
post #23 of 45
I have some left from DD and I also picked up a few things before we started TTC again.
post #24 of 45
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Originally Posted by CorasMama View Post
That, plus I have chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, so that plus a newborn doesn't make me think I'm gonna want one more chore, yk?
In my case cloth diapering was a relief, and not a chore. My oldest (sposies) had constant rashes that would make blisters and cause sores even though I changed him all the time.. it was horrible and painful. I was constantly taking him to the ped, who said that the rashes were NOT the worst he'd seen.. : My second started developing the same issues so I switched him to cloth and he had beautiful baby skin EVERYWHERE.. the chemicals they put in sposies I learned are really harsh- and that was the problem.

My third baby was an unexpected adoption- so when we found out he was coming, I went out to the storage unit, pulled out his brother's baby clothes and diapers and realized that all I needed was a good wash of the stuff and a new carseat. Voila ready for baby.. I am really glad I had all those diapers since I found out I was expecting our fourth son just a couple of months later (right around the time our adoption was finalized).. so imho, cloth diapering is WAY easier.. no midnight trips to the store to buy sposies for me! I saved a ton of money - (basically sons three and four were diapered for the cost of running the washer every three days), and I saved all the time and effort of those constant doctor's visits that son #1 had.. cut WAY back on my "chore list".

Our experience with sposies is really not that uncommon either.. one of my old bffs had complained about the "sores" her daughter was getting from Brand X of sposies and how she had to shell out more money for a better Brand Z in order to avoid them (both brands were name brands btw, not "off names")... she turned to me and asked me how I dealt with that problem.. I reminded her we did cloth and didn't have that problem anymore.. it was kind of funny really.
post #25 of 45
I have a HUGE newborn small stash from my son that I thankfully kept so I am good in that department
post #26 of 45
I have a huge stash of dipes from DS1 and used them on DS2 for the first 12 months. We had the opposite problem with the cloth with him. HE started to break out in awful rashes from his pee. I believe it was from teething. Every time he peed, the dipes would have this awful funk to them and no matter how many times I stripped them they would still smell. So I bought a few new dipes thinking it was build up(not sure how they had build up with the detergent I used) and even with brand new dipes he would still have the skin burned off his bum by urine Needless to say my little guy has been in sposies since then. I am thinking that once his teething settles down we will try again and I know that I will cloth diaper the new babe, but I have to say that having a break from washing daily is really nice... Anyhow-I use Dreameze Organic AIO's and really like them except for a small amount of wicking that occurs. I'm really lazy when it comes to dipes and they have to be AIO or pocket's or I will not use them....
post #27 of 45
Julie, we had the same problem--cloth gave DS terrible rashes, and the ammonia smell was horrible even with brand new diapers. I did figure out that we could do cloth during the day, but he absolutely HAD to be in sposies at night.

I make most of my own diapers, and I'm trying to hold off cutting out anything new...
post #28 of 45
I'm using a diaper service for the first couple months, but I bought a huge neutral-color stash before I got pregnant at the local consignment store...I saw it in there, most with tags still on them, and couldn't pass them up at the ridiculously low price.
I didn't start DS in cloth until 6 months, so I need smaller diapers before the newb grows into that size.

I gotta get knittin', I need little soakers.

edit: oh jeez, ladies, I totally DDC crashed, since they added the July board I keep just scrolling down to where May USED to be. I was all confused as to why there were so many brand new topics, but my pregnant brain didn't think to check which forum I was posting at. Sorry!
post #29 of 45
You really need to check out the Great Cloth Diaper Hunt!! It will give you access to soooooooo many cloth diapers sites as well as other natural products and services mainly offered by WAHM's.

Here is the site:
http://diaperdecisions.com/pages/gre...diaperhunt.php

I did this once last year. It was a lot of fun! Plus I actually won something!
post #30 of 45
DH really really wants to do cloth diapering and feels that I should just give into his wishes since he is "going along" with all the other choices I've made (nursing, no circ, and so on).

However, I am the one that does laundry and we do NOT have a washer/dryer. We would have to schlep poopy diapers across town to my mothers house every time I wanted them washed and that is too much of a pain in the butt for me to contemplate.
post #31 of 45
Traceround, we did it that way for the first 8-9 months. If you're already shlepping laundry, the diapers are just another load. We got enough so we only had to wash every 2-3 days when he was little. Now that he's a toddler, I can go a whole week without washing if I absolutely have to.

ETA: Granted, we didn't have multiples...
post #32 of 45
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Originally Posted by Sihaya View Post
Traceround, we did it that way for the first 8-9 months. If you're already shlepping laundry, the diapers are just another load. We got enough so we only had to wash every 2-3 days when he was little. Now that he's a toddler, I can go a whole week without washing if I absolutely have to.

ETA: Granted, we didn't have multiples...
I didn't have multiples, but I did have three in cloth diapers at once though.. ds was born in July, my adopted son was born the next May, and then my last son was born that Feb... so almost 3, almost 2, and infant..

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Originally Posted by Traceround View Post
DH really really wants to do cloth diapering and feels that I should just give into his wishes since he is "going along" with all the other choices I've made (nursing, no circ, and so on).

However, I am the one that does laundry and we do NOT have a washer/dryer. We would have to schlep poopy diapers across town to my mothers house every time I wanted them washed and that is too much of a pain in the butt for me to contemplate.
I would be hard pressed to do cloth without a washing machine. No dryer, no problem.. No washer? mmm.. maybe not. But then I don't know how long I would survive without a washer for just clothes.. I would probably make dp schlep and do all the laundry until he bought me a washer
post #33 of 45
No laundry hookups either. With four babies at once, I am going to have a hard enough time keeping them all fed at the same time. I really do NOT want to add washing and stripping four times as many diapers either.
post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by Traceround View Post
With four babies at once, I am going to have a hard enough time keeping them all fed at the same time.
You're having quads!?
post #35 of 45
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Originally Posted by Pinoikoi View Post
You're having quads!?
Currently, yes. I'm still in shock.
post #36 of 45
I probably shouldn't admit this, but after the good news yesterday (that I did not miscarry) I went a little crazy and ordered some diapers . I have a great stash of medium and large diapers from DS. But when he was a newborn though about 3-4 months, I borrowed covers from another mom at the birthcenter. I borrowed some Imse Vimse covers, which are my favs (I have a bunch of these in medium and large).

So I ordered a few of those in size small, plus a Bummis Super Brite and a Bumkins cover just for variety. I ordered gender neutral prints, which can sometimes be hard with certain brands . I managed to get a great price and no shipping at thanksmama.com. If you shop there, use the code: summer, for 5% off. Plus if your order is over $60, shipping is free!

I think I'm pretty set for diapers now...although I may buy a few more infant prefolds just to be on the safe side....you can never have too many of those !
post #37 of 45
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Originally Posted by Pinoikoi View Post
I would be hard pressed to do cloth without a washing machine. No dryer, no problem.. No washer? mmm.. maybe not. But then I don't know how long I would survive without a washer for just clothes.. I would probably make dp schlep and do all the laundry until he bought me a washer
When I had DS, we still lived in an apartment with no washer or drier in our unit. It really wasn't all that bad having to take them to the coin laundry for one kiddo (although he did go through about 24 diaps per day!).
post #38 of 45
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Originally Posted by Traceround View Post
DH really really wants to do cloth diapering and feels that I should just give into his wishes since he is "going along" with all the other choices I've made (nursing, no circ, and so on).

However, I am the one that does laundry and we do NOT have a washer/dryer. We would have to schlep poopy diapers across town to my mothers house every time I wanted them washed and that is too much of a pain in the butt for me to contemplate.
Yeah, that sounds like too much work in your situation. Is there a diaper service in your area? It sounds like it would really be worth it with four babes. I know the service I had for a while was fabulous and it was the same rate no matter how many diapers you used (I know because they said my one DS used as many diapers as twins ). Look into it. http://www.diapernet.org/
post #39 of 45
With DS we lived in an apartment with no washer dryer hook-up so we bought a washer that hooked up to the kitchen sink. It was kind of a pain to wheel out everytime we needed to do laundry but there's no way I would have stuck with cloth diapering if we had to use a laundromat.
post #40 of 45
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Originally Posted by slsurface View Post
Yeah, that sounds like too much work in your situation. Is there a diaper service in your area? It sounds like it would really be worth it with four babes. I know the service I had for a while was fabulous and it was the same rate no matter how many diapers you used (I know because they said my one DS used as many diapers as twins ). Look into it. http://www.diapernet.org/
You know, that is really true. I can't think of anything that would be easier than having the dipes delivered fresh and clean to your door and not having to deal with the mess afterwards.. I often forget that services are available in other areas... I think there is only one service in my whole State (and only recently opened), and it is nowhere near me...
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